A true classic No. 3 London Dry Gin
Today we would like to introduce another classic to you. In the last weeks we have made up for what hasn’t been available as a tasting in the past years. So today we’re talking about a really well known gin that we want to introduce to you. The No.3 London Dry Gin – known for its extraordinary design with the key in the middle.
The design of the bottle is great – especially the key embedded in the glass really stands out. The key looks almost as if it could be pulled out of the bottle. Otherwise the bottle is kept in a simple dark green – the inscription can be found with a simple silver and turquoise on the front and back of the bottle. But why actually No. 3 London Dry Gin? On the key you will also find the number 3, but the number 3 is not only a number but also the house number in St. James Street in London.
The traditional house Berry Bros & Rodd is responsible for the marketing and distribution of the gin. However, the gin is only sold in London but not produced. The No. 3 London Dry Gin is distilled in Holland.
The No. 3 London Dry Gin gets its classic London Dry Gin flavour from exactly 6 botanicals. Juniper, angelica root, coriander, cardamom, orange peel and grapefruit. I find it very interesting that in the No. 3 London Dry Gin the citrus aromas and classic fresh aromas that are normally found in London Dry Gin come from orange and grapefruit and lemon has been completely dispensed with.
The London No. 3 Gin is a classic London Dry Gin with 46% alcohol content and 700 ml in the bottle. For the 700 ml bottle about fair 30 euros are due.
How does No. 3 London Dry Gin smell?
Since we already talked about the design of the Dutch gin in the upper part of the test report, we now come to Nosing! I open the cap of the bottle. This is a cork wood cap which I pull out of the bottle with a loud plop! And zack the aromas stream out of the bottle. The freshness tickles my nose although I am still a few centimetres away from the bottle opening – the first deep breath then brings out the great classic juniper aroma that harmonizes very well with the fresh aromas of orange peel and grapefruit.
How does the London Dry Gin taste like?
After the nose is already very positively impressed by the classic No. 3 London Dry Gin we now come to the actual tasting! Without Tonic Water and without ice cubes!
I put the gin in my glass and give it a few more minutes in the air to unfold its aroma. Then I take the first sip – and as I had expected or what was announced immediately in the nose – No. 3 London Dry Gin is a very classic but tasty London Dry Gin. Especially the juniper dominates the palate. The juniper is tasty and strong but not exaggerated. Besides the juniper’s citrus aromas come out very clearly and give the London Dry Gin its typical aroma.
Tasting summary No. 3 London Dry Gin
The No. 3 London Dry Gin keeps its promises! The gin is a classic gin that is not out of line. Citrus and juniper are the focus of the gin!
- Classical London Dry Gin
- Idealer Allround-Gin
- juniper and citrus dominate